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14 Ratings

St. Louis Blues

Directed by Dudley Murphy
United States, 1929
Musical, Short, Drama


In this all-black cast short, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin’ with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and dancers.

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St. Louis Blues
Directed by Dudley Murphy

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1985 | Forum

National Film Preservation Board

2006 | Winner: National Film Registry

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